Sunday Rant – 0323


Joe’s Comment – Entering the third week of 2023.
The government keeps soft-pedaling COVID and other vaccinations for viruses.
The masking is creeping back into semi-normalcy.
The wackjobs are quacking and bleeping and squawking loudly, without a notion of sense.  The noise pollution is overwhelming.
There are some signs of sanity, but the division of the rational thinkers from the emotionally hysterical continues.
February is nigh.
The paranoids and conspiracy sniffers and tinfoil hat folks are frothing at the mouth.
To me it seems a normal January.
People got past New Years, still not February, and the hope is there will be Spring.
But it’s so far off the weak are losing faith.  I’m not weak, just tired –



Things I’m Grateful for –
Sunny Days – by Joe Mekanic
A sunny day!
Nothing better in the universe, or on Earth.
Unfortunately, I haven’t seen the sun this week.
The hazard of staying in the Okanagan during the winter.
Without the real thing, here’s a picture of a sunny day, posted for posterity –
Looking south from Westbank would be my educated guess.  Cowboy clouds!
Only 2.5 months until April!


Things That Piss Me off –
Ridiculous Fiscal Management – by Joe Mekanic
I’m steamed.
I don’t live for “financial opportunities”, nor do I admire the ultra rich folks that exist in the world for their wealth.  I don’t give a pickle if they earned it, or inherited it, good for them.  Rich folks who came by their wealth illegally or immorally or unethically or by taking advantage of the stupid or gullible or the law or any other unscrupulous way, well shame on them.  May they burn in Hell.  Money for me is a maintenance item.  If I have enough to pay my bills that’s a good thing.  If not, time to get working.  It is that simple.
Take a look at this document I’ve cropped: our property assessment for 2023 –
I’m not adverse to investment, for it is a hedge against absolutely irresponsible financial management or catastrophes by governments or entities or cultures that may affect me but are beyond my control.
My “investment portfolio” consists of a bunch of old Ford trucks and various machinery and tools.  Things that have real value (in my humble estimation).
The property we own (with the bank) has gained “value” since 2020.  The government has assessed the land and buildings to be worth $949,000 CDN, up from $588,000 CDN, which is $361,000 CDN, or a 61.39% increase!!!
If this was an investment, I’d be pleased with my strategy and analysis leading up to committing my hard earned $$$.  But property value?  This is bogus.  I bought the property on the twenty-second day of January, 2005 – 18 years ago.  The total increase in “value” over 18 years is 334.15%.  This is unstable and perspicuously corrupt – morally and ethically.
All it foretells to me is ever increasing inflation, aka irresponsible government spending, and will lead to a nasty devaluation or worse.  Or perhaps it is a form of corruption, whereby foreign wealth is being sequestered in my country with its weak economy and failing security.  As the “value” goes up, the real value of my income goes down.
Here’s an example of my most recent natural gas bill.  We have had one hell of an early onset winter – November first it went to 10 below with 8 inches of snow, and hasn’t been above zero until after New Years.  Even with the furnace running damn near full tilt boogie for the entire billing period, the total fuel burned was only 35.48% of the bill.  Take a look –
As you can see, the overhead by Fortis (Delivery + Storage) is substantial, but the taxes are chewing up 20% of the total cost ($101.72).
The “Carbon Tax” is a misnomer.
Can you imagine how much the citizens of this province (and all the others) are giving to that faggot Trudeau’s government to be misspent and frittered into oblivion?
If my blood could boil, I reckon I’d be running on blood vapor.



Honest Politicians – Davy Crockett
A man at a plow in a backwoods area of Mr. Crockett’s electorate explained to him why he could not, by any measure, vote again for Congressman Crockett.
Although the plowman voted for Mr. Crockett in his first term, an act of charity approved and funded by the Congress was voted aye by Mr. Crockett.  In the eyes of the plowman, his vote was unconstitutional, even though charitable.
An interesting history of when a politician may have been trustworthy:

Stefan gives an emotionally inspired list of his 7 favorite politicians, followed by a list of 20 politicians that he singles out for recognition as being the worst of the worst.
NZ and AU took third and second place respectively.
Our very own Canadian, Justin Castreau, took number one place as Stefan’s politician of least repute.  Stefan thinks Mr. Turdeau has a dark heart.
Joe and I think that and a bunch more…..
Gotta love Stefan’s daily update:


China Futures
Peter Zaihan tells Joe Rogan what the future holds for China.
He paints a very dark picture of CCP fearless leader Xi Jinping(pong).
He tells of eminent technological collapse.
He predicts population inversion/collapse – not enough young and middle class to support the elderly population.
Mr. Zaihan is a “geopolitical analysist”, whatever that might entail.
Joe and I were entertained by the information in the following video.
We’d like to believe any and all of it.  Based on our own bias – we’d like to see the end of the CCP in China.  Wouldn’t it be loverly if the Chinese people for once in 10 millenia took control of their own destiny?
Mr. Zaihan has his detractors, such as Michael Yon, and World Affairs.
Joe says the following is for entertainment only.  If you have access to Joe Rogan podcasts (via Spotify), the entire interview is available as podcast # 1921.
Unfortunately, Mr. Zaihan has been feeding our Western ears with stories of China’s demise for nigh on twenty years.
We certainly ate it up!:

COVID Echoes

Dr. Robert Malone
Mel K discusses with Dr. Malone his new book and his heroism over the last 3 years fighting the COVID hysteria, government overreaction, Big Pharma evil, etc.
Dr. Malone is the inventor of mRna technology.  He has been forthright and trustworthy since the dawn of COVID:

Dr. Peter McCullough
Maria Zeee of Zeee Media interviews Dr. Peter McCullough regarding his specialty, cardiovascular medicine in relation to the anomaly of young people dying from cardiac arrest.  Dr. McCullough has been steadfast in presenting a logical and cogent response to the COVID hysteria.
Myocarditis in young people is rare.  The number of cases in COVID vaccinated young people is the anomaly.
Maria Zeee is an Australian journalist:



Joe’s Garage

Sentinel Steam Wagon
In 1934, the British had a powerful and fast workhorse that was very unconventional.
Steam powered, the Sentinel Steam Wagon had a driver and a stoker – the bloke who kept the fire burning to make the steam to power the truck.
A favorite of heavy construction, this beastie was part of the tool-set used by infrastructure builders all over the British Isles.
Joe says the fore or five fathers were way more capable than we admit:

Babbett Bearing Process
In the early days of internal combustion engines, aka ICE, the stresses were very low compared to the load.
The technologies of lubrication, metallurgy, fuel, Otto Cycle timing, engineering and chemistry (to name a few) were young.
To transfer energy from a linear moving piston to a rotational crankshaft, designers developed a connecting rod.  The connecting rod bears all the forces transferred from the moving piston to the crankshaft.
The point of contact between the connecting rod and crankshaft is a crucial bearing surface – proper lubrication and bearing material selection is necessary to ensure long service life.
In modern engines, these “rod bearings” are most commonly shell type items.  They are built to exacting tolerances to minimize friction and ensure reliability.
In olden days, shell bearings were not de jour.
The Babbett bearing process consists of the connecting rod being held in a jig with an equivalently sized crankshaft “rod throw”.  The space between the rod and the crank throw is filled with liquid Babbett alloy.
The following video demonstrates the process:

Largest Gold and Copper Deposit in the World
Joe accepts the above by adding the phrase “so far”.
The world is a pretty big place.
Most of the surface is under water.
And unexplored.
Who knows what hasn’t been discovered or has been but was lost?
What an amazing engineering accomplishment to bring the ore to the world.
Building 75 miles of road in crazy mountain terrain just to reach the mountain of minerals cost $2 billion US dollars!
Joe and I always wanted to study geology.
Just not as much as the stuff we studied.
Maybe this year.  Fascinating video:

Lovely Tennessee – Log Cabin Whiskey
This is the story of George W. Lovely, an early entrepreneur who had a knack for making high quality whiskey.
George followed all the laws that governed the establishment of a distillery in the state of Tennessee in the year of our Lord 1897.
Which inspired him to create a city in order to register his distillery with the state.
Which George did do, following the legal parameters for registering an incorporated town in the state of Tennessee.
On the twenty-first of June, 1897, Lovely City, Tennessee, was incorporated.
George began producing his excellent product, shipped under the label “Log Cabin Whiskey”, and his business and town grew and prospered.
Prohibition shut down the distillery.
Nothing remains of Lovely City but a few place names and one old building.
Joe and I applaud Mr. Lovely for his entrepreneurial spirit, and curse government for their blundering incompetence and morally bereft actions.
What is more American than Log Cabin Whiskey?
What is more American than government destroying everything it touches?:

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Sunday Rant – 0223



Joe’s Comment
– Well, we’re ending week one of 2023.
Still seeing ads to get COVID vaccines….. for children.
Some version of idiocy in my little BC village is rampant – people alone in their cars or in a park or on the street – no one near them –  wearing a paper mask.
A fashion statement?
Joe says IQ test (fail).
The Ontario College of Psychologists bullies don’t like JB Peterson, no sir.
They want to “re-educate” the man.  Jordan’s statement here.  Rex Murphy’s statement here.  Whoo boy!  Rex splurged with paper-cut sharp phrases and the use of adjectives and adverbs like never before! (ht Donald Trump).
Trudeau smoked too much unicornium over the holiday – the Liberal non-majority government’s latest attack on Alberta has Rex Murphy frothing with adjectives and adverbs in an intense diatribe.  Rex Murphy as opinion volcano.
It seems the Federal coalition would rather cut off the Alberta purse to spite provincial autonomy.  And boldly go where no Federal authority is constitutionally mandated, required, or wanted (by Albertans).
The US government is “investigating” Elon Musk.  Why?  Good question!  Joe and I speculate the reason has to do with his non-political stance that is interpreted through progressive leftist ideology as a threat.  Free speech and transparent code?  Why, that is preposterous!
The weather in Vernon BC continues to be an insult to gentler sensibilities (Joe and I are allergic to white hard water).  I’d rather wander in the desert for 40 years, or whatever Moses would think appropriate.  Bet he never saw snow.
As Bob Thompson (Drinking with Bob) says, “What’s next, what’s next, what’s next?”
Well, China, starring the CCP (Chinese Communist Party), seems to be a great place to be from…..  This years version of Fuck Around, Find Out seems well advanced.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, let’s sing along to “Hey hey, my, my”.  A song written by a former Canadian, former relevant singer song writer.  Out of the Blue, so to speak…..  It’s better to burn out than to fade away…..
How appropriate.
So appropriate that Joe and I thought it meaningful to celebrate the first week of the New Year with Tico and the man (Frank Maglio).
Tico and Joe sing about the same.  Enthusiastically, don’t know the words, we’ve got some passion!
If the message seems garbled, don’t be expecting much more.
That’s about how much sense 2023 has made so far:

So far, one week into 2023, many things have been revealed, but seemingly no lessons have been learned, no changes are afoot.  A lot of same-same, or worse.
No mia culpa for the masses.
More of the haggard old tropes of yesteryear.
Some of the powerful have doubled down!
Joe shakes his head.
Jesus weeps.
When Joe and I think of political leaders, bureaucrats, the entire legal profession, the entire medical complex, Big Business, Big Pharma, Big Big, and Simply Humongous®, we wonder just how much power is too much power.  Is it possible for a human being to NOT be changed with power?  Is it necessary to accede to the inherent truths in Lord Acton’s words –
or could there be some other explanation?
Lord Acton obviously conflated liberty (the freedom of all citizens) with the actions of state and church.  In the following statement, it is clear that Lord Acton thought liberty has enemies, and those enemies are within the human breast –
Moreover, he was an enthusiastic promoter of freedom, of liberty.
The fulmination of Lord Acton’s thought on the matter is as follows –
Which is paradoxical.
Unless there is some method or process that can govern the governors as the governors govern the governed, all is suspect.  Or as Juvenal stated it –
In Joe and my mind (one and the same), the US documents of Constitutional Republican governance, framed to protect the rights of the individual against the mob or majority, focuses on established law as the medium to accomplish such protection.
However, when the human animal is involved, devious becomes a universal activity.
In the absence of the answer, or even an answer, another parrot in the mix.
As Joe says, the fucking parrot makes more sense than many of the powerful.
Chloe Alexander has a lovely demeanor and voice.
Her parrot Gallagher sings along.
Joe and I chose their version of Creep (Radiohead) because the title says it all.
There are a lot of creeps out there.
There are a lot of creeps in here!
Creep may be a self deprecatory descriptor.
Along the lines of Wayne’s World (We’re not worthy!)
Or it might be true.  Or both.
The message may not be in a bottle.
It may be in a parrot.
And the parrot ain’t talkin’.
Consider….. if he does, who will understand?:


Things I’m Grateful For –

The Internet – by Joe Mekanic
I’ve always been a bit of a research nerd.
Way back in the days of slide rulers, compass and protractor sets, and ink wells in my school desk, the library was a destination.
I’ve always loved learning.
Putting my learning into practical use is another topic altogether.
I remember making a class report in grade 8.  The topic I chose was rubber and rubber production.  When I made the presentation many of my fellow students laughed and smirked.  I never understood why.  I remember the hours I spent in the library, using the Dewey Decimal System and the index cases to navigate to find the paper documents containing the information I was seeking.
In university days, there was a card reading computer on the campus.  The Computing Science block was a marvel.  I remember punching cards, then leaving them to be “read” by the machine.  If you were lucky, your program worked.  If not, you could have many “cycles” of punching cards, submitting the cards, and waiting for the result.
After university days, well along in my career with Okanagan Telephone, the personal computer made an appearance.  I managed to convince my wife we had to have a computer.  I remember the dollar value $3200 CDN to assemble a working machine in our house.  It was an Apple IIe clone, and never worked worth a damn.  The Internet became available to the general public.  The connection was a 56k dial-up modem.  Floppy disks.  dot matrix printer.  The mouse was a new innovation!
So sad……
Many years later, today, I have 5 computers connected to the Internet via fibre modem, with guaranteed download / upload rate of 300/300 Mb/s.
My favorite machine is an old Dell 9020, about 10 years young, e/w SSD (solid state drive), USB 3.0 ports, and an optical disk read/write module.  I have external storage in solid state and spinning disk formats up to 1TB in size.
Computer life is sweet.
I spend on average 3 hours a day year round on the computer and on the Internet.  During Winter months, it might approach a full working day.
I will share a fact – it has been over 8 years since I have entered a library in my town.  It has been 30+ years since I have been at a cinema or movie theater.
There are three types of reading:
–  vicarious (for amusement or entertainment)
–  learning (how to, training, education)
–  data (technical reference information, procedures, reference)
All three are available in abundance via the Internet to the World Wide Web.
Even were I rich, I could never visit all the places in the world I have interest in learning about.  No need to travel.  I can see anything or anyplace I want in mere fractions of a second.  I watch dusters (aka westerns) from the ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s on Ub2b or Netflix or Amazon Prime.  Learning has never been more accessible.  Technical support is so voluminous I might spend more time choosing a source of information than referring to the material I want.
The ability to pay bills via electronic interface or access government departments that have an interest in my activities is a wonderful service that saves me time and saves my providers money – no paper bill delivery.
Communication via email is a blessing.
And, there is video interface through various applications (Skype is typical).
As far as buying rare or obscure parts for my old vehicles, or obtaining service manuals for vintage machinery (I’m working on a ’27 Fordson Tractor e/w crawler accessory), I do it at home using a computer.
Strange as it may seem, I do not own a cellular phone.
Well, I do.
It has been in the console of an old Ford Ranger in the back yard for 2 years.
I have no need.


Things That Piss Me Off –
Cold Weather –
by Joe Mekanic
This will be a very short segment.
It is easier to cool off than to warm up.
By “easier” I mean cheaper as well as less work.
Temperatures below 70°F are uncivilized.
Temperatures below freezing are abusive.
Humans are a tropical species.
My country is weather hospitable for about 150 days a year.
That’s 41%, or a D student’s grade.
Winter is a poopy-face.
Summer is my favorite aunt.
‘Nuff said.




Dr. Peter McCullaugh and Dr. Aseem Malhotra
These doctors both specialize in heart illness.
The title says it all “The Extraordinary Harm Caused By COVID-19 Vaccines”.
Surely to Christ Almighty some of this information will bring the guilty to justice.
If justice is too extravagant a price, how about this information will prevent  humanocide in the future:

American Thought Leaders – Dr. Peter McCullough
The Epoch Times interviews Dr. McCullough, specifically in relation to VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) deaths.
According to Dr. McCullough, VAERS is not complete or accurate or sufficient.  The method of reporting and the qualification to be included along with scrutiny of the reporter makes the total data set understated.
Joe and I have no idea how to cure such a collapse of faith in a public institution so vital to every single citizen.  To every single human.
Questions springs to mind – if the data is corrupt, how do you fix it?  Why is the data  corrupt?  If you can’t rely on data submitted to a supposedly neutral non-prejudicial public health facility funded by tax payers, just who the fuck can you trust?
This entire COVID-19 tragedy is akin to the Hunter Biden laptop.
The real story is hidden in a myriad of files and repositories all over the world.
What the world needs now is less government and more honesty:

Ivor Cummins
As always, Mr. Cummins delivers the goods.
He has decided if he is to stay on Ub2b, he must use only government data in his analysis.
We wouldn’t want crystal clear reasoning untangling the “official” indoctrination and misinformation.
Once again, he smothers the government propaganda with their own accumulated information, as reported!
Gotta love a cheerful Irishman giving the finger to The Man.
Especially when the finger is so deserved:


Sally K. Norton
Ms. Norton came to her calling like many people who study nutrition – she suffered health issues that the medical community were not able to resolve with the pop a pill and pay method.
Her determination to find better solutions has led to ground breaking work on the subject of Oxalates.
Joe and I swear we are not hypochondriacs, but the symptoms she describes are all present in our body, excepting the female specific varieties.
Joe and I aren’t gender challenged.
We have ordered her book and wait for the postman/postwoman/Amazon East Indian delivery person with much anticipation:


Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski
He thought he had insight into the root cause of certain cancers.
Some years back, the good doctor immigrated to Texas in the good ol’ U.S. of A.
He developed a treatment program for cancer using antineoplastons, a therapy derived from his earlier work focused on human peptides vs cancer.
He has had great success.
However, the FDA has been after him for years and years, dragging him in to court for various perceived transgressions.
Joe and I have no knowledge of his science, his treatment, or his success with cancer patients.
This documentary, if not biased, certainly indicates the FDA is biased beyond any doubt.
Some of the patient testimonies, in court and outside, are heart breaking.  The FDA has admitted his treatment is successful.
Joe says the FDA is operating on behalf of some nameless Big Pharma company or companies.  After all, the FDA is mostly funded by Big Pharma.
If you watch this, so soon after the COVID hysteria, you will make assumptions and connections.  The FDA is corrupt, and has been so for many years:

Musical Interlude

The election in Brazil is suspect.
Bolsonaro has fled the country – he predicted three possible outcomes: win, death, or prison.
He chose a fourth: relocated to Florida, and live to fight another day.
A great but melancholy song Joe and I have featured before in our rant (most recently 3919), Brazil.
We love this song no matter who sings it.
Politics seem to be a tragedy no people can escape:

Things were easier to comprehend in the ’40s.  That’s what Joe tells me.  If the music below is any measure, he’s right:


Joe’s Garage

Gladstone No.1 – Allen Millyard
Joe and I are fans.
Mr. Millyard is an amazing “hands-on” designer, builder, and fabricator.
His work has been featured in this Sunday Rant for years past.  His Ub2b channel is found here.
In this video he designs and installs a larger primary gear into a Triumph twin powered Gladstone No. 1.
Gladstone is a very high end English motorcycle manufacturer.
Established in 2013, the motorcycles are highly collectable, with used examples in the $60,000 USD range.
Joe and I used to have a Triumph 650 Bonneville.  The sound is repeated in the Gladstone No. 1 Triumph T140 744cc engine.
Henry Cole is the CEO of Gladstone.  He says his motorcycles are built for “discerning Hooligans”.  The Gladstone web page can be viewed here.
Joe and I stopped riding about 10 years ago.
We would start again with a Gladstone.
We’re only short a King’s ransom:

Browned Butter Bombs
A cool name for a keto / carnivore treat!
Heating butter beyond a certain temperature changes its flavor, caramelizing the butter.
Kat from Kativore goes from shopping to eating.
Joe and I will make this snack, you bet!
We might include some bacon or hamburger or cheese or cinnamon or ???:

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Sunday Rant – 0123



Let’s start the year off right!
Will 2023 be a fabulous stunning beauty, or a unstable psychotic harridan?
If the latter, what will the wackjobs and Chicken Littles use as a Trojan Horse of terror this year?
Wouldn’t it be swell if they took a year off……
What good way can we welcome the spectre of 2023, just around the corner?
A parrot singing along with two guitarists seems appropriate.
To welcome in the New Year, here’s Tico (the parrot) and the man, Frank Maglio, with friend Lisa Rott:

Another, just in case you thought it was an anomaly.  Just like Tico, Joe doesn’t know the words, but is enthusiastic and passionate.  Joe’s toe is tapping!  His voice is clear and incomprehensible!  We’re ready to welcome 2023:

Joe’s Comment – Today is the first day of 2023.
If I understand correctly, the evil that exists is conniving systematically to find the appropriate vessel/format/process to frighten the children of the world to the point of discombobulating the very roots of their understanding and meaning – to pitch them one against the other.  Chaos for short.
The good in the world is expanding knowledge, raising people from poverty, planting truth, nourishing progress, and harvesting freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope (h/t Winston Churchill).  Order and peace, as much possible.
So, what’s the score?
Who is winning?
Is the darkness receding?
Hold your horses Randolph.
I don’t know.
Here’s some personal reflection.
An image of an old friend, my Buxton wallet that has served me for 30 years –
My wallet, when new, was a thing of functional beauty.  Compact, voluminous, rugged – able to meet my needs.  As you can see, time has taken its toll.  Time to replace it, maybe upgrade.  After all, maybe 30 years of life has changed the requirement parameters for my personal wallet.
The replacement is a Bally tri-fold.  The Bally is an upgrade, especially price wise at $250+ CDN (of course I didn’t pay that much – I bought it at auction for about $30 CDN)  It is an upgrade, but not based on personal need – the Buxton met all requirements.  Does the Bally suit the bill(fold)?
Yes it does.  And to my surprise, it is thinner and more secure.  So far, so far –
Only time will reveal how well this replacement meets my need.
How about the overall reason for such a product?
Will the need to carry personal identification documents, various and sundry service or membership identities, cash, and keys always be with us?
There are technologies that, if implemented, would negate the need for a wallet.
The world changes constantly, as the saying goes (the only constant is change).
So much for Captain Obvious.
That is, if this new wallet is as sturdy as the old, if the need to keep a wallet remains, the new wallet will outlive me.
I don’t know the future, but I’ve met the need as it exists now.
I am wallet provisioned.
Will 2023 be an improvement over 2022?
I have no idea.
Will I be able to cope?
Again, I have no idea.
But, after living through tougher years than 2022, I’m confident that I will meet and exceed the demands on me that the coming year will impose.
And, doG willing, I will be a positive addition to good on Earth.
One item or challenge at a time would be nice.
The advantage of years of experience bring hope that all those years passed have garnered just enough wisdom to persevere.
I fear no weasels.



COVID Backlash

Ivor Cummins
Mr. Cummins keeps doing what he does best – analyzing government documentation for useful data and pertinent information.  In this video, Mr. Cummins exposes the misleading information propaganda surrounding the aftermath of COVID “vaccinations”.  The government data stringently contradicts the speaking points still being propagated to support the use of this “vaccine”.
Joe and I are never surprised at what people will do for money or power.
Our only wish is, that when called out with proof of their transgressions, the “mea culpas” and efforts to correct the ledger were broadcast with the same volume and urgency as the original lie and/or misinformation and/or non-truth was spread:

From Where the Virus(es)?
It is no surprise to Joe and me that our DNA is suffused with all the virus(es) humanity has survived.  After all, which came first – the infinitely complex human being or the simple organisms.
As long as time flows in the direction it seems to be flowing, simple comes first.
It can’t be a “chicken vs egg” situation, for a virus cannot survive without the help (willing or not) of other life forms, essentially cells.
We reported last year that there are “good” viruses and “bad” viruses, and some researchers contend that human life cannot be without virus influences.
Joe just got a virus program update from sneezing and coughing grand-kids today.
Gotta love that personalized service!:

Disability Rate and COVID
There is a correlational development  between COVID vaccination and disability in the American population.
Is it a coincidence?
Steve Bannon coined the phrase “there are no conspiracies, but there are also no coincidences”.  In this interview with Ed Dowd, a financial manager, the behind the scenes changes being made by financial institutions is discussed.  As the data continues to mount that post vaccination harm is a fact, in large numbers over 1 million souls.
New disabilities are emerging with every passing day.
Joe wonders how justice will ever be served to the perpetrators:

Ivermectin Is Safe and Effective: The Evidence


COVID Memes and Commentary


Joe’s Garage

John Bohmer
Mr. Bohmer bought a Ford GT from a Ford showroom in 2006.
He established a goal of making the fastest street legal car in the world.
In 2012, the car, called “BADD GT”, set a Guiness Record of 282.232 mph in the standing mile (start from stop with only one mile to accelerate).
On December 2nd, 2022 Mr. Bohmer breached the triple century mark.  The car attained 310.8 mph!  The team feels they haven’t reached the end of the performance envelope yet.  Definitely one BADD GT:

Hit and Miss
Old style power plants were marvels of efficiency.
The engine flywheel so substantial that enough rotational energy is stored that igniting fuel every cycle is not necessary.
The video below shows an Olds Gasoline Engine Works 18hp “hit and miss” stationary engine singing its song.  This machine was a reliable source of rotational energy in its day.  This specimen was operating in 1904.  The engine runs on gasoline, and displaces 13L.  It weighs 5,300 pounds.

Another old timer single cylinder engine, this one powering a boat in Amsterdam.  The boat is a tug named “Specht” and was christened in 1926.  The engine is a Kromhout M2 diesel fueled hot bulb type, hand start, from the same year – 1926.  The video below documents the change of ownership.
Joe loves these old brutes.  They are primitive, low stressed machines that are designed to work for long times before rebuilding or repairing.  Low tech, high maintenance (compared to today), and durable.  We love to see and hear them run.
During a hand start, the engine compression relief was miscued, and the engine started up in the reverse rotation.  By managing the compression relief, the engine slowed, then fired in time to commence turning the other direction.  Super simple, quite dangerous, and an amazing relic from 100 years ago:

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